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June 25, 2008 2:21:08 AM

Hi. I would like to make my self a new budget PC. The thing is I'm not really shore what to chose betwen AMD ( Abit AN-M2HD mobo + AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ ) and Intel ( ASRock 4Core1333-GLan/M + Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 ) that combines with 3 GB DDR2 800MHz and Zotac GeForce 9600GT AMP Edition. The PC is just a replacement for about 9 to 12 moths until i can make my good PC ( about 2500 - 3000 $ ). I'm looking for the best bang for a buck. Tnx for your reply and help.

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June 25, 2008 2:30:56 AM


Good luck finding the parts we'd recommend at the price we quote.
June 25, 2008 2:37:55 AM

I'm probably biased, but you want a low priced system, go AMD. Drop the 6000+ however, and get the 5000+BE (OC's to well over the 6000)(had mine to 3.2 before I noticed any stability issues, and had to up the volts a little)

($83, 4GB GEIL)
($30, AC Freezer 64)
June 25, 2008 2:43:46 AM

wait, $2,000-3000 for a budget build?
June 25, 2008 2:53:16 AM

The thing is I need a mATX mobo ... and as the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ BE I know its very good with overclocking but it lacks the L2 Cache. And my budget is not 2000-3000 $, it about 1250 $ ( with 20" LCD ).
June 25, 2008 3:35:44 AM

WTH thats not a budget Pc. For the vast majority of people that would be a mainstream, for me its a high end build.
For that budget get intel and id suggest ati.
See if u like this :

Pc case
LIAN LI PC-8B Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower

Power supply

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450

Patriot 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800

ASUS P5Q LGA 775 Intel P45

ASUS Silent Square EVO 92mm Vapo Bearing CPU Cooler

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10

Vga+Vga cooling
Ati radeon HD4870 (this card is hot, but this accelero S1 can keep its temps up too 40 or 30 ºC there was a review about it somewere :p )
Comes out today
ARCTIC COOLING Turbo Module Sleeve

and just and a optical drive for 20 $ and thats it.

950$ for all +300$ vga 1250$ there you go :p 
The only thing is if u wanna crossfire some day, then change the P45 motherboard for an X38 or X48
June 25, 2008 5:53:16 AM

Is this $1250 usd? That sounds like a mid end build.